Radio and Television Announcers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for radio and television announcers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of radio and television announcers amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Radio and Television Announcers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,200
25th Percentile Wage
$31,990
50th Percentile Wage
$46,420
75th Percentile Wage
$74,790
90th Percentile Wage
$149,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television announcers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of radio and television announcers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$46,420
9.09% 9.89%
2015
$42,200
17.73% -
2014
$34,720
-2.56% -
2013
$35,610
-17.47% -
2012
$41,830
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Radio and Television Announcers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in state of California ranges from $25,560 to $50,220. The highest paying area for radio and television announcers in California is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with a median annual salary of $50,220. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $50,130). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$50,220
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$50,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$49,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$46,960
Fresno
$45,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$44,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$41,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$37,590
Bakersfield-Delano
$36,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$36,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$35,100
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$34,740
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$31,540
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$29,730
Salinas
$25,980
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$25,560




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